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Only Angels Have Wings - "Is Only Angels Have Wings the Top Gun of the Golden Age?"

Is Only Angels Have Wings the Top Gun of the Golden Age? Both Top Gun and Only Angels Have Wings were nominated for Special Effects at the Academy Awards but are separated by almost 40 years. 542 more words

Film Review

Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

The Academy Awards will kick off tomorrow night and so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the organization was founded almost a year before Al Jolson declared: “You ain’t heard nothing yet!” 96 more words

Reblogs

The Spoilers (Ray Enright, 1942)

I’ve been enjoying contributing to a few blogathons lately, and this is my contribution to another one – the Universal Blogathon, celebrating the studio’s 100th birthday.  894 more words

Classic Movie

Hawks and Sparrows

Douglas Fairbaks Jnr. looks with affection at his last hand grenade.

The movie is the 1930 version of THE DAWN PATROL. Richard Barthelmess’s hard-drinking WWI flier in this looks set to transmute into his character from THE LAST FLIGHT, made the following year. 472 more words

FILM

Column: Way Down East: A Lasting Look at Silent Film’s Potential

D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East, released  on September 3, 1920, uses its first intertitle to deem itself “A Simple Story of Plain People.” While this statement may serve to make its melodramatic plot accessible to audiences of plain people, the film itself is anything but ordinary. 319 more words

Columns

The Man Who Talked too Much, 1940 (**1/2)

The Man who Talked too Much is the not-very-clever re-titling of The Mouthpiece (1932), made and remade by Warner Brothers. Who is this man who talks too much? 1,107 more words

Movie Reviews

Classmates (1924)

Madge Evans and  Richard Barthelmess in Classmates (1924) via

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